The ovarian cyst is a benign tumor generally. But when it turns malignant, it is an ovarian cancer. If cysts are common, fortunately cancerous tumors are rare.

1.Ovarian cysts may occur at any age
2.Overall, there are two main types of cysts:
3.Ovarian cyst: how to confirm the diagnosis?
4.What are the treatments of ovarian cyst?
5.What about ovarian cancer?
6.Cysts: beware of complications
7.A knowledge of the cysts


Ovarian cysts may occur at any age

Ovarian cysts may occur at any age and more generally at puberty and before menopause. They are often discovered during a pelvic exam or a routine pelvic ultrasound. Sometimes they appear as small pain lower abdomen (often on one side and felt during sex), irregular periods accompanied by bleeding (bleeding outside the rules) or urinary discomfort because if the cyst is large, it tends to compress the bladder and cause a feeling of heaviness. An ovarian cyst can be suspected when the start of pregnancy is delayed (it can block ovulation). A path becomes hoarse and that increases hair growth can also put on the track of a tumor.

Overall, there are two main types of cysts:

Functional cysts, favored by oral contraception (especially low-dose pills), stimulant drugs and ovarian pregnancies (first quarter). These are the most common and usually disappear spontaneously within a few months (between 6 weeks and 3 months). They tend to occur regularly, with each cycle. Indeed, at each cycle, a follicle evolves to give an egg. If the cyst, the follicle grows abnormally without releasing egg. It is for this reason that a cyst can delay pregnancy.

Organic cysts also called “true cysts,” contain some very unexpected in an ovary, as fat tissue, bone, cartilage, teeth, hair, etc.. There is talk of dermoid cyst when tissues are similar to those of the skin, serous cyst when it is filled with liquid, mucoid cyst of (fat) or even if it contains dysembryome tissue a hair. Most often it is necessary to remove cysts such as these can upset the stomach.